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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who does Mick notice doesn't look happy during the celebration in Part 5, Chapter 15?
2. What does Peter tell Mick he takes instead of steroids in Part 4, Chapter 5?
3. In Part 5, Chapter 5, Peter claims that it is illegal to do what?
4. The first game of the season is against what team in Part 5, Chapter 1?
5. What sport does Kaylee play in the novel?
Short Essay Questions
1. What performance enhancing drugs does Mick begin taking in Part 4, Chapter 9? Why?
2. What is the outcome of the game in Part 5, Chapter 14? Why is this significant?
3. How is Mick humiliated in Part 4, Chapter 7? What does this even signify for his character?
4. How is spirituality and religion explored in Epilogue, Chapter 2?
5. What causes Mick to go back to using drugs in Part 5, Chapter 7? What new drug does he begin to take?
6. Is the ending of the book happy or sad? Why? What is the book's final message?
7. How does Mick attempt to train in Part 5, Chapter 6? What internal conflict does he face?
8. How does Mick's life and career mirror his father's in Part 5, Chapter 10?
9. Why does Mick decide against using drugs before the game in Part 5, Chapter 12?
10. What is thematically significant about Mick's downfall in Part 5, Chapter 6?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the significance of Coach Carlson's predictions in the 4A championship game. How does this action gain the coach respect? What is Mick's impression of the coach's predictions?
Essay Topic 2
Analyze and discuss the characters of Drew and DeShawn in the novel. How does Mick feel about his friendships with these teammates? How do these characters affect the actions and objectives of the protagonist?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the theme of responsibility in the novel. How does Mick feel about his growing responsibilities in Part 3, Chapters 4 and 5? What does the Jeep signify to Mick?
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